Growth (move)

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せいちょう Growth
Growth VI.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition and helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Growth (Japanese: せいちょう Growth) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.


Generation I

Growth increases the user's Special stat by one stage. Growth will do nothing if the user's Special has reached six stages or a value of 999. The effect of Growth is ignored by critical hits.

Generation II to Generation IV

The effects of Growth are the same as the previous generation, however, it increases user's Special Attack stat instead.

Generation V

Growth now increases Attack by one stage in addition to increasing Special Attack by one stage. In intense sunlight, Growth raises Attack and Special Attack by two stages each.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison 34 32 32 25 25 '
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison 38 38 38 28 28 '
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison 43 41 41 28 28 '
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 41 37 37 27 33 '
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 48 46 43 30 37 '
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison -- 6 6 7 7 '
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison -- --, 6 --, 6 --, 7 --, 7 '
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass 49 48 46 13 12 12 '
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass   4 6 -- -- '
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass   4 6 -- -- '
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass     7 7 7 '
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark     7 7 7 '
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark     --     '
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass     36 33 33 '
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     5 4 4 '
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     9 9 9 '
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     --, 9 --, 9 --, 9 '
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying     7 7 7 '
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison       4 4 '
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass       29 29 '
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass       7 7 '
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass       7 --, 7 '
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass       -- -- '
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass       12 12 '
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass         -- -- '
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass         13 '
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass         13 '
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass         13 '
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Grass         4 '
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass         -- '
548 Petilil Petilil Grass Grass         4 '
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass         -- '
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass         6 '
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison         6 '
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison         --, 6 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug ParasParasectCacneaCacturne ParasParasectCacneaCacturne ParasParasectCacneaCacturne
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass   BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivine BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice   BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivine BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Grass     BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellTangelaTangrowthSunkernSunfloraSeedotNuzleafShroomishRoseliaCacneaCacturneTropiusCherubiCherrimCarnivineSnivyServineSerperiorCottoneeWhimsicottMaractusFoongusAmoonguss
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
060 060 Poliwag Water New York Pokémon Center
133 133 Eevee Normal New York Pokémon Center
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Tangrowth Growth.png 150px 150px 150px
Tangrowth Glowing Green beam released Effect
The user releases a green beam and gives its energy to others.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth holds out its hands and two light green orbs appear in front of Tangrowth's hands. It then fires light green beams at the opponent, giving its energy to it.
A wild Tangrowth Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! Debut
421 Cherrim The purple stem on Cherrim's head glows light green and it releases a light green beam from the stem at the opponent, giving its energy to it.
A wild Cherrim Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
273 Seedot A light green orb forms above the gray stem on Seedot's head. It then fires a light green beam from the orb at the opponent, giving its energy to it.
A wild Seedot Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
285 Shroomish A light green orb forms above the hole on Shroomish's head, and it fires a light green beam from the orb at the opponent, giving its energy to it.
A wild Shroomish Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None
069 Bellsprout Two light green orbs form in front of the leaves on the side of its body and it fires light green beams from the orbs at the opponent, giving its energy to it.
A wild Bellsprout Promoting Healthy Tangrowth! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Growth I.png Growth II.png Growth III.png Growth IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 生長 Shēngzhǎng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Groei
France Flag.png French Croissance
Germany Flag.png German Wachstum
Greece Flag.png Greek Ανάπτυξη
Italy Flag.png Italian Crescita
South Korea Flag.png Korean 성장 Seongjang
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Crescimento
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Rast
Spain Flag.png Spanish Desarrollo

Variations of the move Bulk Up
Status Bulk UpCalm MindCosmic Power
Dragon DanceGrowthHone ClawsStockpile

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